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First site visit of 2018: Tunstead Quarry, Buxton

MHEA members are invited to an exclusive visit of Tarmac’s Tunstead Quarry on Wednesday 9 May, with a guided tour by Quarry Manager Phillip Shimmell. Visits are organised to provide unique access to member sites to give fresh insight about the requirements of a particular sector.  Tunstead Quarry is one of the largest in the UK, extracting approximately six million tonnes of limestone each year.  It is the largest supplier of lime and lime-based products and also produces aggregates as…

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Member News – Fairport solution diverts contaminated coal and pays for itself within 18 months

Staff at Fairport Engineering are celebrating following the successful implementation of a project to help ABP improve their coal offloading reliability at their Humber International Terminal in Immingham. With each stoppage of a Panamax dry bulk carrier to remove metal contaminant taking several hours of delay, ABP wanted to install an automated solution to increase productivity using a continuous offloading process. Fairport devised a deceptively simple solution, and after being given the go-ahead by ABP, took just four weeks to…

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MHEA officers re-elected

MHEA’s well-attended AGM held at the end of October saw a number of useful discussion as well as the re-election of a number of key posts. Mike Redmond (Bosch Rexroth) was successfully re-elected to the position of President for a period of one year. Michael Kaye (Flexco Ltd) was elected to the position of Vice President for a period of one year. Paul Bancroft (Joy Global) was elected to the position of Past President for the period of one year.…

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JCB site visit

More than 25 MHEA members were recently provided with an insight into one of the most successful and instantly recognisable British brands ever, with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of JCB’s global headquarters and production facility in Uttoxeter. After an introduction on the JCB story and opening remarks from JCB chairman, Lord Bamford, visitors saw some of the earliest JCB machines before a fascinating visit to their high-tech production facility equipped with an army of workers and automated robots. Thanks again…

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MHEA launches BULKEX 2015

For the first time ever, the MHEA will be holding a combined large-scale national exhibition and seminar programme for the bulk materials handling industry. Taking place on 21-22 October 2015, at the Harrogate International Conference Centre, the event will provide an unrivalled opportunity to bring together senior executives from all areas of the materials handling industry and place MHEA members directly in front of potential buyers. Visitors attending the event will have access to more than 50 suppliers who are…

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MHEA members support Drax biomass conversion project

Ian Birkinshaw, operations director at Portasilo Bulk Handling Systems, delivered a presentation to delegates at the Bulk2014 conference about a pioneering biomass conversion project at Drax. Drax is transforming itself into a predominantly biomass-fuelled generator through burning sustainable biomass in place of coal. It plans to convert three of its six generating units to burn biomass. The first unit was converted in April 2013.

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